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I'm doing discriminant analysis. To decrease the number of

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I'm doing discriminant analysis. To decrease the number of variables, I did a factor analysis. Now I want to use the results of the factor analysis in the discriminant analysis. Lots of websites tell you that this can be done, but none tell you exactly how to do it. If it makes a difference, I am using SPSS.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Statistical Analysis
Expert:  Rajan.Sareen replied 4 months ago.

Hi, Welcome to just answer. I will be answering your question soon. Thanks.

Expert:  Rajan.Sareen replied 4 months ago.

Please clarify that you want to know how to perform the discriminant analysis in SPSS.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.

No, that's not what I'm asking.

I want to know how I use factor analysis results in discriminant analysis.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.

Here's a quote: "from an original group of 36 variables, factor analysis enabled them to reduce them to 6 key variables to be used in the final discriminant function." My question is: how did they use the 6 key variables in the discrimination analysis?

Expert:  Rajan.Sareen replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I am apologizing for replying late to you as I was stuck in family emergency. I will try to answer this question as soon as I can. Thanks for your understanding in this regard.